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Online trolls aren't just playing around. When the Everyday Sexism founder, Laura Bates, became their target, she went deep into investigating the proliferation of extremist online communities that are radicalising boys and men with deadly consequences IRL. 

Please note, Laura Bates will be appearing live via video link. 

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“Misogyny hasn’t disappeared, it’s just gone underground and online.”

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Incels. Pick-up-artists. MRAs. The misogynists are joining forces.

When she became their target, well-known women's rights campaigner Laura Bates witnessed online trolls becoming more violent, misogynistic and disturbing. Then, she noticed that they were all using very similar language, so she began to investigate. This led her to a vast network of women-haters whose violence frequently spills over from online into the real world.     

Composed of incels, pick-up-artists, and "men who go their own way", this is a radical, extremist and increasingly organised movement, that deliberately spreads a doctrine of hate-fuelled misogyny and male supremacy, and actively advocates for the violent rape and murder of women. Vulnerable teenage boys are groomed and radicalised, and the movement has produced numerous mass murderers. Don't miss Bates discuss the form of terrorism that not enough people are talking about.  

Please note, Laura Bates will be appearing live via video link. 

Cheat Sheet: Laura Bates

Get to know Laura Bates, a woman who has committed her life to ensuring women get heard, and who's now a global authority on the burgeoning radicalist movements that are indoctrinating boys and men.

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Laura Bates is the Founder of the Everyday Sexism Project and writes regularly for the New York Times, Guardian, Telegraph and many others. She is a regular contributor to the Today Programme, Woman's Hour, Channel 4 News, Newsnight and more, and has been awarded a British Empire Medal in the Queen's Honours List for services to gender equality.

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